Bill de Blasio

How NYC championed broken windows policing and threw it away

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Public disorder and petty crimes— litter, graffiti, vandalism —would multiply if left uncontested and metas­tasize into robbery, rape and murder. Giuliani and Bloomberg argued, correctly, that a focus on both minor and major crimes had saved thousands of lives. In addition, New York’s prison population declined. Three long months after George Floyed, shootings, arson and attacks on police are routine. Cops, abandoned by mayors and governors, virtually all of them Democrats, have become more risk averse out of self-protection. So broken-windows policing is effectively dead.

De Blasio’s performance grows worse by the day, making NYC unlivable

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

New York has had its share of corrupt and incompetent mayors, but never has it had both of those and also a lazy bum. These are extraordinary times and there is a real risk de Blasio is digging the city’s grave. With mobs assaulting the foundations of our republic and terrifying otherwise-sensible people into silence or assent, the police are declared Public Enemy No. 1 — and de Blasio joins the Amen corner. He no longer defends the NYPD, and one by one, the anti-crime programs that made New York miraculously safe are being thrown out with the trash. The collapse is happening under the worst mayor ever.

Judge Slaps Down de Blasio And Cuomo Restrictions On Religious Liberty

America’s worst mayor, New York’s Bill de Blasio, and America’s most hypocritical governor, New York’s Andrew Cuomo, got a spanking from Judge Gary Sharpe sitting in the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, which recently  granted a group of religious plaintiffs a preliminary injunction enjoining de Blasio, Cuomo and their vile minions from prohibiting certain religious gatherings.

Is Mayor de Blasio an Anti-Asian Bigot?

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

De Blasio now demands change: "We must be sure that the very best high schools are open to ... every kind of New Yorker." The student bodies at the elite public schools "need to look like New York City." Translation: We must have more Hispanic and black students, and if that means throwing out the entrance exam to cut the numbers of Asians and whites, throw out the exam. Soo Kim, president of the Stuyvesant alumni association, is having none of it: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but they're saying these schools are too Asian, so there must be something wrong. ... Am I the only one who looks at that and says, 'I don't understand how that's even legal.'"

Jihadism’s E-Z Pass to New York

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

All New Yorkers can take from de Blasio’s pathetic press conference is that the only thing that stands between them and the next Islamic terrorist attack is luck. “We understand this was an attack on our values,” said de Blasio. “It was an effort to break our spirit. But as an effort to break our spirit it failed.” What values? What spirit? He speaks for a political class bereft of both — a political class that will always choose political correctness over protecting its own people.

The Latest Marxist Proposal from NYC’s Sandinista Mayor

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

This week De Blasio unveiled a proposed tax on the “wealthy” in order to fix New York City’s crumbling subway system and fund “half-price fares” for some 800,000 low-income riders. His previous efforts, which include a “mansion tax,” went nowhere, and likely this one will too. Such a lumbering proposal doesn’t address the existing emergency. As Joe Lhota, who has been parachuted in to fix the subway system, points out, “I can’t wait a year.”

Somebody, Anybody, Run Against Bill de Blasio

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

Islands of prosperity and calm still exist within New York City, but they are surrounded by an ever-growing sea of filth and disorder. Gotham needs another Rudy. Let’s hope that in the age of Trump some public-spirited New Yorker will step forward to reclaim the most remarkable city on earth from a radical who is determined to ruin it.

Cutting Counterterrorism, Increasing “Clean Tech” Cronyism

New York's intensely partisan Democratic Senator Charles Schumer claims "New York City remains terror target number one," yet Obama has cut a major counterterrorism program by $300 million and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio is dismantling the New York Police Department's counterterrorism operations against radical Islam.

Will de Blasio Help Conservatism?

Noel Sheppard, Newsbusters.org

Commenting on new NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D), Will said, "[T]here's nothing better for American conservatism than periodic examples of untrammeled liberalism...I give him three years and people will be begging for a return to something else."